Article by Steve J. Ray
Catwoman and the Joker will celebrate 80 years in comics very soon. Not only are DC celebrating the event with bumper comics, fans will also get to wear 80th anniversary masks featuring iconic versions of the characters. Artist Ryan Sook has recreated visages from the DC archives, based on illustrations by some of comics’ all time great Joker and Catwoman illustrators, for fans to pick and choose from… or to track down and collect the complete set!
Here’s the full press release, direct from DC:
80 years ago, The Joker and Catwoman both made their comic book debut in 1940’s Batman #1. To celebrate the longevity of these fan-favorite and globally recognized characters, timed to The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 and Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 this April, some of the most iconic looks of DC’s original rogues will be captured in a series of 80th anniversary masks with punch-out die-cut eyes by artist extraordinaire Ryan Sook.
Sook’s ability to perfectly chameleon the art style of Bruce Timm’s Catwoman and The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series along with replicating the iconic versions of Catwoman by Jim Aparo, Darwyn Cooke and Joëlle Jones as well as The Joker by Neal Adams, Frank Miller and Greg Capullo will provide fans with a fun way to participate in 80th Anniversary celebrations at their local comic book stores. Shops selling either The Joker or Catwoman 80th Anniversary will be able to deliver instant cosplay to customers arriving in their shops looking for these highly collectible issues.
Which Joker’s face will you wear this April for #TheJoker80? And which iconic image of Catwoman will you use to celebrate #Catwoman80?
For the Catwoman masks, scheduled to arrive in stores the same day as the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-page Super Spectacular #1 on April 15, Ryan Sook reinterpreted the work of these superstar artists:
- Bruce Timm
- Jim Aparo
- Darwyn Cooke
- Joëlle Jones
For The Joker masks, scheduled to arrive in stores the same day as the The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-page Super Spectacular #1 on April 29, Ryan Sook reinterpreted the work of these superstar artists:
- Bruce Timm
- Frank Miller
- Neal Adams
- Greg Capullo
The Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-Page, Prestige format one-shot comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 15, 2020. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-page, Prestige format one-shot comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 29, 2020.
Please consult your local comic book store for more information regarding these issues and the corresponding 80th anniversary masks. Quantities may be limited. Allocations may occur.
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment
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